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#1 of 4 Old 10-17-2008, 10:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone give birth in Africa, or better yet, Morocco? DH and I were talking about the cultural traditions and birth rituals (anthropologist here) and I'm so intrigued by them. Anyone??

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I haven't, but I follow this blog of a US-trained mw in Malawi and Ghana. Most of her posts are about hospital birth, but some of the more recent ones (last 3-4 mos, I think) talk about traditional midwifery in Malawi.

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Thanks! Very interesting! The closest I can get is Anthrosource, but even that is written sorta scientifically...I love casual 1st-hand experiences.

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Look for Functions in Childbirth and Postpartum Henna Traditions - its a free download and although not the first hand experience you are looking for very interesting. DH is algerian and alot of the women where we live are North African but they generally don't talk about their births and many are actually coming to france for the birth of their child rather than staying at home - anyway I digress. There's also the film Le Premier Cri which is in french - but really very comprehensible if non-french speaking there are births from all around the world - it's a beautiful film and maybe worth a look.

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